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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A sweet nose greets the adventurous in this marriage of our Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout and 50 year old American Brandy barrels. An elegantly pleasant surprise wakes the palate which migrates from a hint of Brandy into the wonderfully lingering roasted malt character.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
One of the best beers that i have spent some coin on. It pours very dark with a nice colored head. Smells like hints of brandy, chocolate and slight fruity notes. Taste of chocolate with coffee notes, slight fruit, slight oak and brandy. Pretty strong brew so it was a sipper. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at Vail. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, sweet, bourbon aroma and flavors. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque, light absorbing black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, perfume and pine hops, dates and figs, prunes and licorice with vanilla, alcohol, and oak. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, brandy, oak, figs and dates, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle shared by beerandblues2, thanks! Pours opaque black with thick, tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vanilla, prunes, raisins, alcohol spice, and oak. Flavor is roast malts forward with dark fruit esters, brandy, light earthy hop bitterness, light vanilla, and chocolate; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajax25g (61) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Big thanks to Travlr! Lots of raisin, fig, and chocolate on the nose. Taste is similar. Thankfully it’s not hot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle @ Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Very roasty, burnt malty, chocolate, slightly boozy, mild dark fruity, kind of spicy aroma. Fairly strong boozy, grape/plum, caramel, slightly smoky, chocolate flavor. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Nice beer! Better than the past beer of the same name. Fudge, charred oak, vanilla, toasted wood, brandy..pretty smooth and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours black with a transient tan head. Brandy burn aroma. And chocolate. Near full bodied. There’s lots of brandy and chocolate. Oak astringency. Very smooth burnt malt. Not much heat. Nice oak/brandy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle and brandy aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some treacle and brandy. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3994) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle brought by Wes. Big black pour with tan head. Creamy and big chocolate/cocoa taste. Some light roast. Light touch of the brandy in the back of the finish. Very good.


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